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In Potlatch 2 I can copy the tags from the previously touched node by clicking R. How can I do this with iD?

asked 05 Sep '16, 18:19

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Peter Maiwald
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edited 17 Mar '19, 14:58

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In case you want to create a new object anyway, see the other question can-i-duplicate-a-point-with-all-his-tags-and-infosfor how to duplicate objects.

(08 Jan '17, 15:58) aseerel4c26 ♦

No I don't want a new object because it will delete the history of the existing node. For example I want to complete existing housenumbers with street, postcode, city, suburb. It is easier to copy all information and correct only the housenumber than add all the other tags.

(08 Jan '17, 22:53) Peter Maiwald

Currently iD doesn't allow to copy the tags from one object to another. There is a corresponding issue on GitHub open for over three years now.

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answered 05 Sep '16, 21:21

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I know it doesn't answer to your question, but just for info in JOSM you can use Ctrl+C and Ctrl+Shift+V

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answered 09 Jan '17, 08:32

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... or for users of the utilsplugin2 Shift+R if you selected the source object before your current selection (like in Potlatch 2)

(09 Jan '17, 20:32) aseerel4c26 ♦

Fixed in

Switch to raw text view and then you can copy and paste tags into another element

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answered 20 Aug '23, 14:36

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